Prime X Series

First time Setup
SoftwareThe DonglePairingWired UseSensorsCalibrationDashboard
Fit Adjustment,
Electronics & Washing
Glove Fit AdjustmentRemoving the ElectronicsPlacing the ElectronicsWashing the Textile
Batteries and Charging
Charging OptionsExtended Use Options
LED Indications
HTC Vive TrackerOculus ControllerOptiTrackART Tracker
Manus Prime X logo White

First time Setup

Back to Setup & Tutorials

Step 1:

Log in to our resource center

Start by logging in to our Resource Center.

If you don't have an account please create one.

Step 2:

Download & Install Manus Core

Download and install the latest version of Manus Core Web Installer on our resource center.

Manus Core is a background application that handles all of the glove data.
Manus Core must be running in order to make use of the gloves.

The Dongle

Insert the Manus Dongle into your computer

Please insert the Manus Dongle into your computer.
This dongle receives glove data and communicates this to Manus Core.

One dongle can connect to one pair of gloves.


Step 1:

Switch on your gloves

Switch the button on the glove to the center position which turns on the gloves. Then wait for the LED to stop blinking.

Step 2:

Enable pairing mode

Push the button in the same direction as before to enable pairing mode.
The switch will automatically return to the center position.

Step 3:

Pairing in the Dashboard

From the MANUS Dashboard select each glove and then in the bottom panel click the 'Pair' button.

This will connect the glove to the Dongle you just plugged into your computer.

Wired Use

Step 1:

Connecting the wires

Connect your gloves with the enclosed USB-C cables to your computer.

Step 2:

No action required in the Dashboard

No additional action is required in the Dashboard.


The sensors in the glove

Each finger contains three layers of material connected to the electronics.

The top layer contains the IMU sensors which register position and orientation on a 9 degrees of freedom (DOF) grid.

The second layer acts as a a support layer to keep all of the sensors aligned.

The third layer consists of flexible bend sensors which register the amount of bending the first two digits of each finger does.

Step 1:

Calibrating the IMU's

Move both hands in a single repetitive motion, like a swimming motion or in a figure 8. Do this for a couple of seconds.

Step 2:

Calibrating the IMU's

Finish by holding both hands still. Putting them on a table can help.


Step 1:

Select a glove

In the Dashboard select a glove from the 'Gloves' tab.

Step 2:

Click the Calibrate Glove button

In the bottom section click on the 'Calibrate Glove' button.

Step 3:

Progress Automatically

Check the 'Progress automatically' box to go through all of the calibration steps automatically.

Step 4:

Start Calibration

Press the 'Start calibration' button

Step 5:

Mirror and Hold step 1: Fist

Make a fist with your hand.
This calibrates the sensors to your fingers in the most bent position.

Step 6:

Mirror and Hold step 2: Thumb bend

In this step you straighten your fingers while bending your thumb.
This calibrates the sensors to your fingers in the most straight position.

It also calibrates the thumb sensors in the most bent position.

Step 7:

Mirror and Hold step 3: Pistol

This step calibrates the thumb sensors in the most straight position.


Data Visualization

From the main dashboard you can visualize the data coming from the sensors as both a virtual hand avatar and simple sliders.

Fit Adjustment, Electronics & Washing

Glove Fit Adjustment

Step 1:

Open the glove flap exposing the electronics

Detach both velcro pieces of the flap and peel it back revealing the electronics.

Step 2:

Position the IMU sensors

By grabbing the main module you can now correctly position the IMU sensors to lie flat on top of the first finger digits.

Step 3:

Close up the glove

Close up the flap again attaching all of the Velcro securing the electronics into place.

Removing the Electronics

Step 1:

Open the wrist velcro

Step 2:

Open the Logo velcro

Step 3:

Release the corners

Pull gently on the corners to release the fabric from the casing.

Step 4:

Expose the electronics

By flipping over the fabric you can now expose the electronic housing.

Step 5:

Detach the LRA's (Haptics Only)

Gently detach the Linear Resonant Actuators (LRA's) and guide them through the opening in the fabric.

Step 6:

Remove the final flap

Detach the adjustment flap and gently remove the fabric from the corners.

Step 7:

Pull out the electronics

With a wiggling motion you can now pull out the electronics.

Pay attention to the thumb sensors as they have some extra curves.

Washing the Textile

Step 1:

Remove the Electronics

Follow the steps above to remove the electronics.

Step 2:

Remove the MoCap markers

Use the included hex/allen key to unscrew the reflective markers.

Step 3:

Wash the gloves

Machine wash up to 60°C / 140°F and tumble dry on low to medium heat.

You can also hand wash the gloves in warm water and air dry them.

The gloves can also be disinfected by spraying with Isopropyl Alcohol 70% solution.

Placing the Electronics

Step 1:

Open the flaps of the glove completely

If you have washed the gloves please make sure they are completely dry.

Step 2:

Insert the finger sensors halfway

Align the finger sensors and with a wiggling motion carefully insert them halfway
into their designated chute.

Step 3:

Insert the thumb sensor

At this point you can easily align the thumb sensor and push it into the glove.

Step 4:

Insert the sensors fully

Now you can slide the sensors and electronics all the way in.

Step 5:

Place adjustment flap fabric around the casing

Flip the adjustment flap fabric back around the casing and by pulling on each corner secure it into place.

Then reattach the Velcro.

Step 6:

Place the top flap back

Flip over the top flap and put it back into position around the casing and by pulling on each corner secure it into place.

Then reattach the Velcro.  

Step 7:

Reattach the LRA's (Haptics Only)

When reassembling our haptic gloves guide the LRA's through the flaps and then reattach the LRA's by wiggling them back onto the fingers.

The wiggling motion ensures the LRA's stay in place.

Batteries and Charging

Charging Options

Option 1:

Charging | PC

You can charge your batteries by connecting the gloves with the included USB-C cable through a USB port on PC or notebook.

Option 2:

Charging | AC Power brick

You can also charge your batteries by connecting the gloves with the included USB-C cable to the included AC power brick.

Option 3:

Charging | Charging Station

You can also charge your batteries by placing them in the Manus Charging Station which is sold separately.

Extended Use

Option 1:

Extended Use | USB Cable

For extended use of the Manus gloves you have two options.
One is connecting the gloves to a USB extension cord.

Option 2:

Extended Use | Power Pack

The other way is to connect the gloves to a mobile Power pack.


LED Indications

LED Indications

There are two indication LED's on the gloves.
The glove status LED and the battery status LED.

Charging LED | Off

The battery is not charging

Charging LED | Red

The battery is charging

Charging LED | Green

The battery is full and no longer charging

Status LED | Blinking Blue

The gloves are initializing and trying to pair to a dongle.

Status LED | Blue

The glove is now connected wirelessly

Status LED | Breathing Blue

If your gloves are not connected to a dongle the status LED will breathe blue.

Status LED | Blinking White

After switching your gloves into pairing mode the LED light will blink white.

Status LED | Blinking Red

When your battery level is low the Status LED will blink red.

Status LED | Green

When your gloves are connected to a PC wired the LED will turn green.

Status LED | Magenta

When the firmware is updating the Status LED will breathe or blink magenta.

Status LED | Yellow

When your gloves are experiencing issues the Status LED will turn yellow.

In this event, please contact our support team.


HTC Vive Tracker

Step 1:

Align the Vive adapter on the back.


Step 2:

Screw it in place


Step 3:

Slide it on the universal mount

The HTC Vive tracker is now ready to be calibrated and used.

Oculus Controller

Step 1:

Insert the Oclulus adapter


Step 2:

Check the Orientation

Make sure you have the correct Left and Right orientation.

Step 3:

Slide it on the universal mount



Step 1:

Slide in the OptiTrack adapter


Step 2:

Slide it on the universal mount

The OptiTrack tracker is now ready to be used.

ART Tracker

Slide the ART Tracker on the Glove

The ART tracker can be mounted directly to the universal mount.